Last weekend, two friends and I finally made it to Burger Burger (yes, it’s been long overdue!). It was packed when we arrived, but not surprising as I have only heard good things about the place.
We were told there would be a 20 minute wait, but that was okay because we went to a nearby park (Brown Reserve), swung on swings and re-lived our childhood!
Upon walking in, we first noticed the décor and surroundings – so much good looking liquor! Plus the colourful mural above the liquor, the pin-striped menus, and last but not least, the waiters’ uniforms and their cool “BB” caps – we all wanted one!
Before I get to the food (most important thing in life), I must talk about the service. Absolutely top notch! Our waiter explained the menu thoroughly and gave great recommendations. He was super cool (and pretty cute too!).
Now, for the food… My eyes were set on the Pork Burger – mainly because it came lathered with their homemade BBQ sauce (best thing ever), but after ordering, our waiter soon told me the sad news… they had run out of pork! But then he said I could choose any other burger and they would add BBQ sauce to it, free of charge (it’s usually $2 extra for sauces). I chose the Chicken Burger ($12) as it consisted of a ‘Cajun grilled chicken thigh, red pepper salsa, tomato jam, aged cheddar and rocket aioli’. This was definitely the perfect match! It was THE most delicious burger I have had in my life!
One friend chose the Beef Burger with ‘Savannah grass-fed beef patty with BB secret mix, homemade pickles, tomato jam, mustard and mayo’ ($12) – luckily I got a taste, because this was also delicious and incredibly juicy! My other friend chose the Lamb Burger (also $12) but instead chose to have lettuce instead of a bun (also known as a ‘Bunnuce’). It looked pretty snazzy rolled up in a Telegraph newspaper when it arrived, but personally, I wouldn’t order it solely based on the fact that it makes the other ingredients soggy. However, it was pretty darn good, just like the other two burgers!
To accompany our burgers, we also ordered the ‘Shoestring Fries’ with aioli ($6) and the ‘Potato Skins’ with truffle oil ($7). Who knew you could actually eat potato skins? Well, I didn’t think they even existed! But damn, they were AMAZING. Never tasted anything like them. Just went to heaven! As for the shoestring fries, well they were pretty good. Because we were eating like cavemen, I had to ask for extra extra aioli – they were that good!
If three burgers, potato skins and shoestring fries weren’t enough, two of us also couldn’t resist ordering one of their thickshakes ($9). Made with Lewis Road Creamery Organic Milk and Little Paddock Ice Cream, we were in absolute heaven AGAIN. Literally. The photos below do it justice!
So, Burger Burger. Well, what can I say about you? That I am absolutely head over heels, especially for your potato skin friends ;). You are my favourite eatery in Ponsonby Central to date and my friends and I can’t wait to spend many foodie afternoons with you!
Ponsonby Central, The Lane, 136-138 Ponsonby Road
Open Monday to Sunday, 11.30am to 11pm
Recommended: Chicken or beef burger, peanut butter thickshake, potato skins